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Morning Matters:

The Week Ahead For January 27th to 30th
by Geoff Garbacz

January 27, 2020

The NASDAQ 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100 and Russell 2000 were lower for the week.

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) begins a two day meeting that will conclude in an announcement on Wednesday.

2.Economic Releases. Releases of note this week include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and jobless claims as well as new home sales, durable goods, Case Schiller Home Price Index, consumer confidence, pending home sales, personal income, Chicago PMI and University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment.

3.Earnings Releases. Notable releases this upcoming week include DHI ARNC AAPL PFE MSFT FB AMZN V GOOGL SYY.

Monday, January 27

December New Home Sales is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 725,000 from 719,000.

The latest NYSE and NASDAQ short interest data through January 15th settlement is due out after the close.

Tuesday, January 28

December Durable Goods is due out at 8:30 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 0.5% from -2.0%.

November Case Schiller Home Price Index is due out at 9:00 a.m. EDT and expected to rise to 2.5% from 2.2%.

January Consumer Confidence is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to rise to 128 from 126.50.

Wednesday, January 29

December Pending Home Sales are due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 1.0% from 1.20%.

The latest Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement is due out at 2:00 p.m. EDT. No change is expected. Thursday, January 30

None of note.

Friday, January 31

December Personal Income is due out 8:30 a.m. EDT and the estimate is for a drop of -0.3% from 0.5%.

January Chicago PMI is due out at 9:45 a.m. EDT and is expected to fall to 48.7 from 48.9.

January University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment (final) is due out at 10:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to remain at 99.10.

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